Senior Design Manager



Join a global professional services leader. We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanisation.

Our UAE based Project Management team needs an experienced Senior Design Manager to join the team and help to provide proactive PM support.

The Senior Design Management role is an excellent leadership opportunity with autonomy, the chance to serve as a lead design manager for large and global multi-disciplinary design projects.

You will be part of a dynamic multi-skilled project delivery organization with project managers, design managers and construction managers operating as a regionally integrated team with state-of-the-art data management, 3D design, and augmented/virtual reality tools.

The role will be based in Abu Dhabi, working with the Business Group Leader - Project Management.

Working with the Business Group Leader for Project Management, this role offers a great variety of projects and will see you responsible for:

  • Leading ongoing adoption and effective implementation of state-of-the-art technologies for design, procurement, and construction activities.
  • Successfully manage clients and other significant internal and external stakeholders.
  • Lead the Project Managers for the review and validation of design deliverables for projects of medium to high complexity with clients and authorities, capturing feedback and obtaining approvals, as needed.
  • Support Project Managers in developing, reviewing and updating work programs and man-hour estimates and in managing changes in project scope, schedule or budgets, as needed.
  • Identifying process improvements and be at the forefront of new and innovative working methods improving delivery productivity and client experience.
  • Developing and agreeing job work packages, budget and progress monitoring with other team leaders.
  • Leading and chairing technical coordination meetings and interdisciplinary checks with project team.
  • Implementing Safety in Design principals throughout the design process.
  • Implementing and monitoring ISO 9001 Quality Assurance Structure throughout projects.
  • Ability to support project team in obtaining local authority approvals.

What you will bring to the team:

  • Bachelors qualification with relevant Architectural, Built Environment degree. PMI or APM certification is desirable.
  • Minimum 15 years of experience, 10 years of which must be in a Project/Design Management role.
  • Extensive design experience from concept through to construction, across a range of project types including residential, commercial, hospitality, medical, leisure, education and high-rise developments.
  • Ability to ensure cooperation from a wide variety of stakeholders, including senior management, clients and various departments.
  • Experience working with project teams for reviewing design deliverables of design projects, including conducting detailed reviews and checks and the issuance of checking reports.
  • Proven track record of delivering multidisciplinary design projects, on time and within budget, in a variety of industries.
  • Wide experience in preparing design briefs, fee proposals and negotiating contracts with both subcontractors / sub consultants.
  • Middle East experience and working knowledge of design and construction practices specific to this region.
  • High work performance and excellent people skills.

Organization GHD
Industry Management Jobs
Occupational Category Senior Design Manager
Job Location Abu Dhabi,UAE
Shift Type Morning
Job Type Full Time
Gender No Preference
Career Level Experienced Professional
Experience 15 Years
Posted at 2021-09-25 9:21 am
Expires on 2023-03-04